U9 FIF ACADEMY
Elite football program for u9
In the U9 age group our main focus is developing the individuals 'love for the game' We aim to create a fun environment where each player is free from pressure and willing to try something new. Each session will progress the individuals fundamental movement skills as well as their familiarisation with the ball. The players will have the chance to work with the ball at their feet and get 100s of touches in the time they are with us. Young players associate how well they are doing with the amount of touches they have on the ball.
Training will consist of the weekly theme and encourage all aspects of the game from stopping, creating and scoring goals. We vary the game formats to bring out the desired weekly theme and challenge the players.
We see the games program at U9 as an extension of training and want the players express themselves without the fear of failure. For us the 5v5 game is a dribbling and shooting game, each player is encouraged to get past their opponent and have an attempt on goal. We also look to develop the tactical side towards the end of the U8 season in preparation for the step up into the 7v7 game format.
The U9 side will play against local grassroots teams, other private academies and professional clubs.
The team this season has played against Tottenham, Colchester, Cambridge, Leyton Orient and Southend United